Robbers tied family up, filmed them in Islamabad

Published: May 1, 2017
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 The robbers, who spent over four hours in the house, looted Rs510,000 in cash and four mobile phones. PHOTO: REUTERS

The robbers, who spent over four hours in the house, looted Rs510,000 in cash and four mobile phones. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Police are on the lookout for a group of robbers who broke into a house and tortured the family at gunpoint before fleeing with the loot.

According to the family, four armed men had broken into their home in Ghauri Town shortly before midnight on April 18.

The robbers allegedly held the family hostage at gunpoint and tied them up. The robbers, who spent over four hours in the house, looted Rs510,000 in cash and four mobile phones.

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They also allegedly tortured the family and made videos of the family’s women, threatening to upload the clips on to the internet if the family reported the incident.

As a result, the family did not report the matter to the police immediately. But on April 28, nearly 10 days after the incident, the family finally lodged a complaint with the Koral police.

Koral police have registered a case of robbery against the four unidentified robbers. However, they are yet to make any arrests in the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2017.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Jamal
    May 1, 2017 - 3:14PM

    What kind of “torture”?Recommend

  • Goof
    May 1, 2017 - 3:30PM

    And there comes ET providing provocation to the robbers to proceed with what they threatened :)Recommend

  • MJ-Sid
    May 1, 2017 - 8:49PM

    If they filmed anything indecent, then these “robbers” should be given the worst punishment possible.Recommend

  • Faisal
    May 2, 2017 - 2:49PM

    Once caught and convicted their left hands should be chopped off for the heinous things they did. I think they filmed those innocent women naked as they cried and then threatened to upload on the internet to try to silence the family. Scumbags should be made an example of.Recommend

  • Ali S
    May 2, 2017 - 3:12PM

    @Goof:

    If they actually upload it, it will be easier to trace them (assuming Islamabad police has the cyber-security resources). These are bottom-of-the-barrel scum who deserve to be paraded in public (not with hoods on their heads) and their families should be kicked out of their homes to teach them a lesson.Recommend

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